M & A wrap: Dollar Thrifty’s hard-earned lessons

October 17, 2011

Dealpolitik lists the key lessons learned from Dollar Thrifty’s merger saga.

Rio Tinto signaled a major retreat from its aluminum business on Monday, putting an estimated $8 billion worth of assets up for sale across six countries, only four years after buying aluminum giant Alcan for $38 billion.

Kinder Morgan struck a $21 billion deal to buy rival El Paso, combining the two largest natural gas pipeline operators in North America in a huge bet on the fast-growing market for that fuel. The NYT takes a look at dealmaker Richard D. Kinder and how he has shaped Kinder Morgan.



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